dance mom Irene

Dance Moms – Irene Manning

Keya Matthew ballerina, Ballet, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, performances Leave a Comment

Irene is a dance mom at TLFCB, but she is also a dancer herself! Irene attends  Grade 5, 6, Intermediate and pointe classes here at the studio, and has also participated  in two of the foundation’s biennial productions. Irene at her second dance recital! An Introduction & Background My name is Irene Manning. I am a sales manager at Intel, ...

kids perform

Why Should Your Kids Perform?

Keya Matthew ballerina, Ballet, ballet productions, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, performances Leave a Comment

Every two years, The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet puts on performances for the public - performances that involve a year of making spectacular sets, glittering costumes and learning magical choreography that brings the audience right into the story. A year of pushing our technique to the maximum, brushing up on our acting skills and working as a team to ...

The Women Behind TLFCB

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, dancers, experience, insights, teacher 1 Comment

From working tirelessly in the office to working tirelessly in the studio, the team behind The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is one made up almost entirely of strong women who push us towards our dreams, watching us grow into graceful dancers and wonderful people. But how much do we know about them? Yana Lewis - Artistic Director What did ...

Exam Ready?

Are You Ready for your Exam?

Rachel Oommen assessments, Ballet, dancers, exams, insights Leave a Comment

Examinations and assessments are a great asset to the growth of our dancers here at the Foundation. Every other year is spent solely on mastering technique and performance in preparation for exams and assessments, building strong roots and setting the right foundation in classical ballet. Months of training and practice are put in before we allow our dancers to take ...

Ballet Uniform

Wearing Uniform in Ballet Class

Elina Wisung ballerina, Ballet, beginner, children, dancers, Education, insights Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered why ballet schools insist on students wearing uniform? Or why we at TLFCB are so picky about the length of skirts, quality of tights, and the fitting of shoes? Here’s your answer! Students wear the uniform in ballet class for several purposes. Each part of the uniform has a specific role in helping both the teacher ...

The Performing Arts

The Performance in Performing Arts

Rachel Oommen ballerina, dancers, insights, performances Leave a Comment

The performing arts aim to express the performer’s emotions or ideas by the use of bodies, voices or inanimate objects. A dancer uses their body as an instrument to tell a story to an audience, but sometimes dancers get trapped in a tunnel vision, focusing more on technical perfection rather than the characterization aspect of dancing. Let’s take a look ...

Is Youtube a good place to learn ballet?

Elina Wisung ballerina, Ballet, beginner, dancers, Education, insights Leave a Comment

Have you ever been tempted by a Youtube ballet tutorial, or decided to learn a solo online? Unless you are a technically advanced dancer and are confident in your ability to perform the steps correctly, think again. It isn’t advisable to learn ballet technique from YouTube in the initial years of training. Just like any classical dance form, you need ...

Nirupama Gives Us The Scoop

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

The Student Scoop Series: We want to provide a platform to encourage our dancers to share their individual growth, experiences and insights as they bloom as dancers in our community.  This is Nirupama Ganesh (Grade 3 + JDC) sharing with us her experience on attending our 2018 Summer Intensive, 'Adventures in Neverland'. "Get out of the house more often!" This was what I heard all summer. I sighed as I looked at my unfinished to-do list of summer activities. ...